> Its a small office setup - About 10 people - data files shared by NFS
> from the server. Currently the files are synced off-site every night
> using rsync over ssh and then once a week copied to an external hard
> drive, also held off site. So I can restore the system if it fails,
> given time. We have had to do this in the past when the server hard
> drive failed so I am quite happy our back up system works. However it
> takes time and also relies on me being there - as the only vaguely
> computer literate person in the company. As the company expands we need
> a better system.
>> So to make things a bit more robust I want to migrate the server to a
> RAID array for starters - I reckon hard drive failure is our most likely
> failure point. At a later stage we are thinking of having a second
> server on stand by as a backup.
>> Any suggestions welcome - I am no expert here.
I'd say get a server with a real hardware RAID setup, like a Dell PERC.
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